Author Topic: Marathon Racer or Big Apple as a 20/406 front tyre?  (Read 2698 times)

revrob

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Marathon Racer or Big Apple as a 20/406 front tyre?
« on: April 12, 2008, 06:01:24 pm »
OK - my first post on YACF - I see some familiar names around - so hello to you all from Llanberis!!!

My SWB 'bent (Lightning Thunderbolt) needs a new front tyre: 20 inch / 406

I've got a Conti Sport Contact on the back - 42-559, and have been using the Sport Contact 28-406 on the front, but it is a bit twitchy at low speed (especially when climbing here in North Wales) and needs to be replaced anyway, so I though I might go a little wider.

What do people recommend - 40-406 Marathon Racer, or 50-406 Big Apple?
Will there be a speed penalty to pay, if I go wider?

Many thanks,

Robert
Pob bendith,

Robert